Head Teacher’s Message

From Mrs J Sweeney

Welcome to Aston Manor Academy – a successful 11-18 mixed Academy in the heart of Birmingham, serving the inner city communities of Aston, Handsworth and Nechells.

Having been part of Aston Manor Academy for the last 20 years, I have seen exam results in the Academy, both at GCSE and Sixth Form, improve dramatically over the years. Progress made by students is well above the national average and continues to improve year on year; an outstanding achievement made possible by the students and staff working exceptionally hard. As an Academy, we are committed to ensuring that every child succeeds.

As always, sport excels at Aston Manor. We have students competing at national level and our Sixth form sporting success has led to a number of students gaining scholarships overseas.  We have developed a strong partnership with Aston Villa Football Club, and Aston Basketball is fast becoming a centre of excellence.  Students are able to compete whilst completing level 3 programmes of study.  Our extra-curricular programme is extensive and our Saturday Club provides numerous sporting activities for all ages, including basketball, football and boxing.  Our music programmes also offer a wide range of opportunities for students to channel their creativity.


Results for both vocational and academic courses at our Sixth Form are outstanding and our progress score places us as the highest performing Sixth form in Birmingham. 100% of our Year 13 students were successful in obtaining university places or apprenticeships last year.

Aston Manor is a remarkable Academy with fantastic students, staff and parents. I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of this unique learning community, where positive and supportive relationships are the driving force behind our academic and creative success. We always welcome visitors to the Academy and encourage you to come along to see the work that we do for yourself.

Jill Sweeney